Box office top 20: $29.8 million for ‘Elysium’

NEW YORK (AP) — Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction thriller “Elysium” led a crowded field at the box office, topping the weekend with $29.8 million.

That was enough to best Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston’s comedy “We’re the Millers,” the “Cars” spinoff “Planes,” and the fantasy sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.” But despite stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, the $115 million “Elysium” still fell short of Blomkamp’s debut, 2009′s Oscar-nominated “District 9.”

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by, are:

1. “Elysium,” Sony, $29,807,393, 3,284 locations, $9,077 average, $29,807,393, one week.

2. “We’re the Millers,” Warner Bros., $26,419,396, 3,260 locations, $8,104 average, $37,908,179, one week.

3. “Planes,” Disney, $22,232,291, 3,702 locations, $6,005 average, $22,232,291, one week.

4. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” Fox, $14,401,054, 3,031 locations, $4,751 average, $23,258,113, one week.

5. “2 Guns,” Universal, $11,249,145, 3,028 locations, $3,715 average, $48,638,050, two weeks.

6. “Smurfs 2,” Sony, $9,328,495, 3,867 locations, $2,412 average, $46,471,998, two weeks.

7. “The Wolverine,” Fox, $8,024,404, 2,867 locations, $2,799 average, $112,010,574, three weeks.

8. “The Conjuring,” Warner Bros., $6,627,356, 2,650 locations, $2,501 average, $120,672,262, four weeks.

9. “Despicable Me 2,” Universal, $5,915,650, 2,395 locations, $2,470 average, $338,481,845, six weeks.

10. “Grown Ups 2,” Sony, $3,645,565, 2,102 locations, $1,734 average, $123,786,496, five weeks.

11. “Turbo,” Fox, $2,351,120, 1,771 locations, $1,328 average, $75,121,074, four weeks.

12. “Blue Jasmine,” Sony Pictures Classics, $2,345,407, 119 locations, $19,709 average, $6,041,246, three weeks.

13. “Chennai Express,” Utv, $2,220,497, 196 locations, $11,329 average, $2,416,513, one week.

14. “The Heat,” Fox, $1,966,274, 1,351 locations, $1,455 average, $153,582,219, seven weeks.

15. “Red 2,” Lionsgate, $1,940,423, 1,574 locations, $1,233 average, $49,351,645, four weeks.

16. “Pacific Rim,” Warner Bros., $1,550,226, 980 locations, $1,582 average, $96,779,757, five weeks.

17. “The Way, Way Back,” Fox Searchlight, $1,491,433, 780 locations, $1,912 average, $16,311,321, six weeks.

18. “Fruitvale Station,” Weinstein Co., $1,406,275, 828 locations, $1,698 average, $13,453,935, five weeks.

19. “Man of Steel,” Warner Bros., $750,307, 426 locations, $1,761 average, $288,681,970, nine weeks.

20. “Monsters University,” Disney, $683,659, 405 locations, $1,688 average, $260,171,175, eight weeks.


Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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